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COVID-19: 55 deaths and 827 new cases confirmed in Ireland yesterday

DUBLIN: The Department of Health yesterday confirmed 827 new cases of COVID-19 in Ireland. The statement said 55 more people had died from the COVID-19. Of those, 36 deaths occurred in February and 18 in January.

With this the death toll from COVID-19 in Ireland has risen to 3,674. The total number of confirmed cases is 202,548.

Of the cases confirmed yesterday, 409 were men and 416 were women. 63% are under 45 years of age and the median age is 38 years old.

The highest number of cases were recorded in Dublin (297). Of the remaining 530 cases, 76 were reported in Cork, 56 in Galway, 46 in Wexford, 37 in Kildare and the rest were spread across all other counties.

It is reported that, 1,177 COVID-19 patients are hospitalised, of which 177 are in ICU.

The national 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 is 345.6.

“There are a few old habits that collectively we have to break in order to suppress COVID-19 together. We know that people who feel unwell typically avoid calling their GP over the weekend, and wait to see if they improve. You should no longer do that – you must phone your GP at the first sign of anything like COVID-19 symptoms. Do not adopt a ‘wait and see’ approach,” Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohan said.

“Similarly, do not leave your house or go to work if you have any cold or flu like symptoms at all. Breaking these habits will limit COVID-19’s opportunity to spread from person to person,” he added.

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